Wednesday, January 19, 2011

For Fans Of "The Evil Dead" Movies...


Thank you for visiting! 

I assume you've come here because you enjoy a good ghost story, as I do. And usually, if you like ghost stories, you also enjoy horror movies. 

I love those as well!

So today, I decided to do things a little differently...

I hope you've seen at least one of the "Evil Dead" movies. (But if not, do yourself a favor, and rent it!) Or buy it, watch it online,'s worth it! 

The Evil Dead Trilogy is my favorite, because I can appreciate what a small group of guys were able to do, with a budget of only $90,000. 

When you consider that most films cost in the millions to make, these guys pulled it off with much less-and pulled it off quite well at that!

The first E.D. came out long before they started using computer generated effects for every little thing...and the results were astounding! 

For example:

Looks pretty tasty huh?!

I was readin' some E.D. trivia this mornin' and I found somethin' very interesting...

(From the E.D. movie trivia site)

"The Evil Dead was filmed in a real-life abandoned cabin in the mountains near Morristown, Tennessee. This cabin (allegedly) already had quite a history. In the 30's a girl named Clara had lived there with her parents. One night, there was a violent thunderstorm, and during the storm, Clara's parents were brutally murdered.  Clara was later found wandering aimlessly through the woods, until neighbors found her and took her in. Clara now lives in the Morristown Manor Rest Home, and whenever there's a storm, Clara would walk back to the cabin looking for her parents. In fact, days before they started filming, she was found wandering around behind the house. I found this out by reading "If Chins Could Kill," Bruce Campbell's autobiography."

If the Delta 88 looks familiar, that's because Sam Raimi finds a way to work it in to all his movies. (Well almost all anyway) it's appeared in every one except "The Quick & The Dead" and that's only because that movie was a western, and a Delta 88 woulda seemed just a tad strange for a movie set in that era!

A poster of the Wes Craven film, "The Hills Have Eyes" appears in the cellar. This was a joke intended for Wes, who put a torn "Jaws" poster in the camper on "The Hills Have Eyes". Each director (playfully) trying to tell the other that their film is the real horror film.

Wes Craven would keep the tradition going, by having "Nancy" watch "The Evil Dead" on "A Nightmare On Elm Street."

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